I don't think this has been mentioned yet...sorry if I've overlooked a similar thread. Anyway, I flipped open the new "Us" magazine today, and on the next to last page there's a full page ad for Sony's Handycam. The ad features a brown.natural colored wooden coaster which I didn't recognize. Anyone else seen it and know which coaster this is? ------------------ Nashville needs a theme park!
Well, if nothing else this goes to show that despite the fact that "news" agencies make out our beloved rides to be death traps, most people see through that nonsense or they wouldn't be featured so much in marketing pieces.
Ummm, I think you misinterprated what Jeff said. I haven't actually seen the picture itself but by the sounds of it I think that it's a good thing and not a bad thing.
Big Thumbs Up to Sony for realizing that coasters aren't death traps but instead they're something very exciting and fun for all, a definite marketing tool if you ask me. ------------------ The Coaster Kid
Roller coasters are more than just rides, they're a reason for living
Well I think this Sony Handycam Ad is a pretty good idea. Roller coasters attract a lot of people and most people think of coaster as a fun thing, and maybe an ad with one will attract some people to buying one. I just bought a Sony Handycam and they are pretty awesome and I find this ad funny because I got my camera so I could record coasters.
This isn't the only electronic device that has a coaster on it (I'm not saying that anyone here has said the sony ad was the first). The 25 inch RCA TV (non-flat screen) has a picture of someone on a coaster. I can't tell what coaster it is of, but I do belive its one of the Arrow Mega loopers.
Awesome, great advertising for Sony. All you have to do is take some pictures on Memory Stick Put them in their HDTV 30 or 34" TV or their KF42WE610 new LCD projection TV, and WOW what a picture. A picture in High Definition none the less.
jkingstl said: I have not yet seen the ad, but I feel that I must jump in here and ask the following:
Especially with all the concerns regarding safety, isn't *anyone* bothered by the fact that the ad clearly shows rider behavior that is prohibited in most, if not all parks?
Most, if not all? I think that's a bit of an overstatement. Most parks overseas will let you take a camera on board, and I can think of plenty of parks in North America that will too.
And what makes you think that taking a camera on board is unsafe? Does anyone really know someone who was hit by a camera? Do you think someone with a several hundred dollar camera doesn't know how to hold on?
This whole camera thing is relatively new. Just three or four years ago everyone used to allow it--some parks even insisted. I've ridden with an SLR camera on most of CP's coasters including Raptor. Nobody got hurt then, what makes you think someone will now?
Just for the record, I don't advocate breaking park rules. But rules do not always equate to safety.
The coaster used on the RCA TV boxes is not Drachen Fire or Viper. It is... drumroll please... Vortex at PKI.
PKI licensed the picture out as a stock photo for use on various ads and promotional materials. RCA was one company that used the pic. That same photo was also used just last season in all Six Flags park maps in an ad. But although it was the very same shot, it had a Pringles can dubbed into the female rider's hand.
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